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documents raise serious questions about the war in afghanistan and whether a key u.s. ally is helping the enemy. i'm katie couric. also tonight an exclusive cbs news interview with the president of iran. mahmoud ahmadinejad denies he's aiding the taliban and accuses president obama of snubbing him. a shake-up is expected to put an american in charge of b.p. while tony heyward could walk away with an ocean of severance pay. and steve hartman takes the temperature of the nation and finds we're running hot. >> i wish it were winter. >> reporter: and cold. >> i love the heat. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the obama administration is dealing with a serious breach of national security tonight. tens of thousands of classified documents about the war in afghanistan leaked and posted on the web. at a time when more than 60% of americans believe the war is not going well, the documents provide some evidence to back that up. more than 91,000 were leaked to wikileaks.or
intensifies for missing u-s soldiers. the trade the >>> a soldier is laid to rest. the search intensifies for a missing u.s. sailor. the trade the taliban is calling for. >>> i was traumatized. i started crying. >>> a young girl killed in a bay area fire. why neighbors fear they will see more of these tragedies. >>> the report that's he is stepping down. what we know about a shakeup at the top of bp. i'm ann notarangelo. the news starts right now. a funeral today for a napa soldier killed in afghanistan earlier this month. the funeral comes as concern grows about the american sailors missing in afghanistan. don knapp is here with the latest. >> reporter: it's shaping up to be the deadliest month in afghanistan for u.s. troops. as the search continues for two u.s. sailors believed captured by the taliban. he was a napa high school grad and at the time of his death in afghanistan, at 21 years of age, army specialist chase stanley served a 15 month tour in iraq. he was killed july 14th when an ied destroyed their vehicle. kyle davenport served with him from day one in the army th
on all that's gone wrong. mounting u.s. casualties, civilian casualties, afghan government corruption and claims that pakistan is helping the taliban. >> the fact is the revelation of these documents, these raw reports, really brings to the for all of the core challenges that we've been facing in afghanistan for a number of years. >> reporter: the war funding bill now goes to the president for his signature, but it only funds the war for a few months so another big battle over paying for the war in afghanistan is just around the corner, katie. >> couric: this question probably reflects what a lot of americans are wondering given the fact that the u.s. gives pakistan billions of dollars in aid every year. that is, can pakistan even be called a partner at this point? >> well, despite all those claims in the wikileaks documents the white house says yes. number one they say because relations have improved significantly over the last year. number two, they say because no other country has done as much to help the united states eliminate al qaeda terrorists from the battlefield. katie. >> c
shirley sherrod, fired by the u.s.d.a., got the call and another apology. are illegal immigrants raising the crime rate? some argue yes; others no. we'll give you the facts. and happy thursday-- or is it? tracking the mood of america tweet by tweet. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. a tropical storm has just formed in the caribbean and by saturday it could be churning through the site of the massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico, disrupting the cleanup for days, even weeks. some cleanup boats were sent back to port today. the large oil recovery ships may follow. tropical storm bonnie is north of cuba right now, and over the next few days it's projected to pass through the florida keys and then into the gulf. even so, federal officials said today they will keep the cap on that ruptured well. and the white house said the president, who's been urging americans to visit the gulf's still-open beaches, will take the first family to the gulf coast of florida next month
, two u.s. service members are missing in afghanistan and may have been captured by the taliban. our terry mccarthy is embedded with u.s. troops in helmand province, he joins us tonight. terry, this story, highly unusual. what do we know right now? >> reporter: jeff, this is a very bizarre story. apparently the two u.s. service members were c.v.s returning from a training mission about five miles south of kabul and appeared to be kidnap bide the taliban somewhere on their trip back. the taliban themselves have told cbs news they kidnapped these two men with 10 taliban on the road and removed them to a secure location. the bizarre thing about the story, however, is these two men appear to be traveling on their own. this is not normal practice for u.s. forces in afghanistan. normally, they would be in a convoy of at least two if not more vehicles. jeff. >> glor: second question, the u.s. is reporting the death of five more than troops in afghanistan raising this month's death toll to 56. "newsweek" magazine with a provocative cover article this week saying we're not winning the war in
information leaks in u.s. military history. a whistle-blowing web site has published nearly 100,000 documents about the war in afghanistan. and joel brown on the information that critics say could put american lives at risk. >> the founder of the web site defended his decision to go public with over 90,000 classified documents, which he gave to journalists and posted online. >> it does appear to be evidence of war crimes in the material. >> reporter: it could be the biggest leak ever, of classified documents. most are reports from the field, and they reveal secret u.s. commando units had killed afghan civilians when targeting insurgent leaders and taliban fighters have used heat-seeking missiles to shoot down american aircraft. many of the documents also suggest pakistan spy agencies could be helping the taliban in afghanistan, in its war against u.s. and afghan forces. the white house officials note that most of these documents covered the period before president obama took office. but top aides here were furious over the web site's decision to make the information public. the national secur
an easy relationship with the u.s., but clinton went out of her way to show hamid karzai respect. even as she embraced the afghan government's effort to step up and take control of the country, clinton reminded delegates that there's still much work to be done. >> we have no intention of abandoning our long term mission of achieving the kind of afghanistan that president karzai set forth in his speech. >> reporter: afghan president hamid karzai said his government was ready to take more control of the war against insurgents and also the billions of dollars of foreign aid flowing in to afghanistan. but with greater control comes greater responsibility. afghanistan is one of the most corrupt countries in the world and delegates from more than 60 different countries are demanding the afghan government cleans up its act. the secretary of state was delivering a delicately balanced message. on one hand promising the u.s. has a long term commitment to the afghan cause. on the other, reminding everyone that president obama would like to see u.s. troop numbers here start to fall in a year's tim
. a senior u.s. government official says tony hayward might be out. who might be replace him and how people in the gulf are reacting to the news. >> reporter: cbs news has learned bp's cheep executive is expected to step down some time after monday's meeting. a spokesperson said tony remains the spokesperson of bp. he has the confidence of the board and senior management. bob dudley considered for ceo in 2007 but lost out to hayward. he's an american born just 65 miles from the gulf coast. as the news of his departure started circulating, the government's point man for the spill reiterated his top priority is sealing the job well. >> focus on community effort and i'll continue to do that regardless of who is in charge of who i work with. >> reporter: all along the gulf coast talk inevitably turn today hayward. >> if it sank or something happens it's your fault. >> reporter: he's come under sharp credit can i feel about comments he's made about the spill. >> i'd love my life back. >> reporter: now that tropical storm bonnie is out of the picture, boats are back and trying to permanently seal
. >>> in other news, in afghanistan this morning, nato confirmed it has recovered the body of a u.s. navy sailor killed in a taliban ambush. he's identified as petty officer justin mcneley, age 30, the nephew of a colorado state legislator. he was one of two americans who went missing on friday. their shot-up vehicle found 80 miles south of kabul. the taliban claimed they captured the other sailor alive. >>> also this morning, continued fallout from a nato air strike friday in southern afghanistan. nato command is denying afghan government claims that the helicopter attack killed 52 civilians. a nato spokesman says it investigated the incident and found that six taliban fighters were killed, but no civilians. >>> in washington, the obama administration is in full damage control mode following that huge leak of military secrets. more than 90,000 field reports from u.s. troops in afghanistan were released by the wikileaks website which says it will post even more soon. david martin reports. >> reporter: most of the reports document what is already well known. for years the u.s. has not had enough
and its source within the u.s. military of murder. >> the truth is, they might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an afghan family. >> reporter: in what appears to be an attempt to build a criminal case against julian assange, the head of wikileaks, defense secretary gates asked the director of the f.b.i. to join the investigation. >> the battlefield consequences of the release of these documents are potentially severe and dangerous for our troops, our allies, and afghan partners. >> reporter: the documents reveal the names of afghans who provided intelligence to the u.s.; their lives are now in danger. and their exposure will send a chill through anyone else thinking of helping >> will people whose lives are on the line trust us to keep their identity secret? >> reporter: the documents also provide a road map to the american military's tactics. this, for instance, is a moment- by-moment log of what u.s. troops did after specialist bowe bergdahl was captured by the taliban. and the damage could get worse. >> it could be a substantial, additional number o
is needed to stop illegals and smugglers from flooding across the u.s./mexico border. but as bill whitaker reports, the border region is not the lawless territory many believe it is. >> the border is more secure now than it's ever been. >> reporter: murder, burglaries, rape, the major crimes, up or down on the border? >> they're down. >> reporter: down? >> violence in the cities is down. >> reporter: according to the fbi, that's true across the southern border this decade. in san diego, violent crime is down 17%. in phoenix, down 10%. el paso, texas, one of the safest cities in the u.s., violent crime down 36%. and it sits right across from juarez, mexico, one of the deadliest cities on earth. west along the border in nogales, arizona -- >> this is a very safe environment. >> reporter: chris, a third generation produce distributor says it's as safe as 20 years ago. one reason? >> we're definitely seeing more border patrol over the last few years. >> reporter: border patrol chief is in charge of the 262-mile tucson sector that covers nogales. 338 agents patrol today, up from a decade ago. w
will always love him. >> reporter: 15 u.s. gis have been killed in afghanistan this week putting july to be the deadliest since the war began with 50 americans dead according to the military times online. >> this is a hard struggle. and general petraeus has said very clearly that it's likely to get worse before it gets better. >> reporter: meanwhile, a massive manhunt continues for two missing u.s. navy men. cbs news reports the taliban claims one is dead and they want to exchange his body for insurgent prisoners. >> we will do all we can, everything. large number of forces focused on the return of these individuals. >> reporter: the two servicemen were believed to be heading back to their base in kabul when they apparently ran into taliban fighters. there was a gun fight and a representative said one was killed and the other captured. u.s. military is searching earn afghanistan for the two men south of kabul. >> it serves to remind of the challenges that we have and also the service and sacrifices that so many make. newly leaked classified documents portray a war more grime. it shoes
depends on how you see the world. . >> reporter: at the u.s. geological survey in menlo park, a lecture four decades in the making with one lesson. >> it's a beautiful planet but it needs care. >> reporter: the usgs is sharing 38 years' worth of satellite photos from around the world, comparing for better or for worse how things have changed. this is shanghai in 1973, mostly forest and farmland. here it is in 2005, the cities colored in blue have exploded in population. here's a patch of rain forest in brazil back in 1975. here's that same 80-mile stretch 28 years later mostly farmland. to outsiders all this development is alarming. >> you could say it's alarming or you could say it's a wonderful thing if you are a farmer in that area and suddenly you have 20,000 hectars of wheat that you can plant and cattle. >> reporter: this is the gulf oil spill in may the white portion oil. the same view taken wednesday, the oil sheen spread dramatically. remember the devastating floods in north dakota last year? this is what fargo normally looks like. and here's fargo last year. the black area is
last monday. swiss officials refused to report him to the u.s. where he's wanted for a 1977 child sex case. still ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news," the military changes tactics in its fight against suicide. a completely blocked artery, >> glor: officials in afghanistan today reported the death of five nato soldiers, including two americans, one killed by a road siem bomb in eastern afghanistan, the other in the south. a record 60 americans were killed in afghanistan last month. and the military's also grappling with an equally devastating problem, suicide byer service members. >> reporter: june was not only the worst month ever for american combat deaths in afghanistan. it was the worst month ever for suicides in the army. a total of 32 soldiers, both active duty and reserve, took their own lives in those 30 days. so far this year 145 soldiers have committed suicide compared with 130 during first six months of last year, which at the time was the worst on record. in an attempt to reverse the trend, the army released a suicide prevention video in which specialist joseph saunders,
times" was granted early access to the documents and say they also is suggest the u.s. feared that pakistan may have actually helped the taliban. in a statement sunday, national security adviser general james jones called the leak a threat to national security, which could put the lives of americans and our partners at risk. the documents are largely what's called raw intelligence, reports from junior officers in the field that analysts use to advise policymakers. the wikileaks website first gained international attention in april when it posted this classified helicopter cockpit video of a 2007 attack in baghdad. the clip apparently shows u.s. army helicopters firing on suspected insurgents. but among the dead were believed to be two journalists. the military has charged 22-year-old army specialist bradley manning with passing along the information. as for this latest leak, one u.s. official says it may take days to comb through all of the documents and figure out exactly how much damage has been done. and the site says the documents, quote, don't generally cover top-secret o
more to cover the costs of the largest oil spill in u.s. history. and bp says it will claim a tax credit for the cost of the clean-up and that could cost taxpayers about $10 billion. betty, we'll see how that goes over. >> yeah, we shall see. tara mergener joining us live in washington. thank you. >>> also in the gulf of mexico, workers are battling a new oil spill. 100-foot plume of oil and natural gas is spewing from a well head just off the louisiana coast after being struck by a passing barge on tuesday. clean-up crews already in the area laid boom around the site and it's hoped the well can be recapped quickly. >>> after months of delay in congress an emergency military funding bill is on its way to president obama. mr. obama asked for the nearly $59 billion measure in february. mostly to pay for the extra 30,000 u.s. troops he sent to afghanistan. passed by the house tuesday, it pushes the cost of the wars in iraq and afghanistan to over $1 trillion. >>> and as the cost of the afghanistan war mount, public support for it continues to decline. even before the wikileaks websit
forces. charlie d'agata shows us that area. >> reporter: this is logar, the region where two u.s. sailors have disappeared in afghanistan. a massive air and ground search is under way to find them. taliban representatives told cbs news they have been taken to a secure location. u.s. military confirms two navy service members left their base in kabul friday, and then disappeared in the lowgar province, their engine crawling with taliban fighters. the local afghan chief says taliban fighters tried to stop the sailor's vehicle but when it kept going, insurgents opened fire and the troops shot back. the only u.s. soldier believed to be held by the taliban is boberg dahl from idaho, he disappeared in 2009 and reappeared on videos posted by the taliban. the troops search for the servicemen and others continue to come under attack. although troops survived the roadside bombing attack with only minor injuries, the u.s. military says five american soldiers have been killed, in separate bomb attack, saturday. last month was the deadliest for u.s. forces in afghanistan, since the war began. and now,
. >>> an intense search is underway for two men's of the u.s. navy missing in afghanistan. they disappeared fry while driving through a place infelted with taliban forces. they show us the area where it happened. >> reporter: this is the region where two u.s. sailers have disappeared in afghanistan. a massive air and ground search is underway to find them. taliban representatives told cbs news they have been taken to a secure location. u.s. military confirms two navy service members left their base in kabul friday, then disappeared in the logar province, a region crawling with taliban fighters. local afghan chief said taliban fighter tried to stop the vehicle but when it kept going they opened fire and the troops shot back t only u.s. soldier believed to be held by the taliban is bowe bergdahl from idaho. he disappeared in 2009 and has reappeared on videos posted by the taliban. while they search others continue to come under attack. although they survived this roadside bomb attack they say 5 american soldiers have been killed in separate bomb attacks saturday. last month was the deadliest for
. >> schieffer: abigail thernstrom, president bush appointed you to the u.s. civil rights commission. you said that all of this thing about the black panthers was small potatoes. why did you say that? >> in the first place, you had two unappealing black guys-- unappealing because, you know, the new black panther party is unappealing. it's a racist party and so forth. they showed up at one largely black precinct in philadelphia. and they stand around and won is slapping a billy club against his wrist. one, there is... we have no direct evidence that they actually intimidated anybody, stopped them from voting. two, we certainly have no direct evidence that anybody in the justice department said, "we're not going to prosecute this case because we have racial double standards. we protect blacks, we don't protect whites." my view-- if anyone bothered to read my rather lengthy dissent on this issue-- was that there are more important voting rights issues to talk about. >> schieffer: in fact, sources... i mean, officials in both the white house and the justice department deny totally the allegations.
an appeal. andra hughes, cbs news, los angeles. >>> the u.s. consulate in juarez is closing temporarily for a security review. officials aren't saying what prompted the review, but the consulate shut down. that comes about four months after a drug gang hit and killed four people connected to the consulate, including an employee and her husband. meanwhile, igna krichlt o cor coronel has been killed in a gun battle. the mexican army calls his death the biggest strike against the cartel in years. >>> july has become the deadliest month of the afghan war for u.s. forces. three american service members died in two explosions in southern afghanistan on thursday and that brings the death toll for july to 63 americans killed. casualties have been rising steadily this year as nato forces go on the offensive against taliban strongholds. >>> in other news, the investigation into the leak of tens of thousands of afghan war documents could stretch beyond the military. terrell brown is in washington with the latest on this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. we've always been under
with foreigners. security is still the urgent need here, and increasingly it's the u.s. that is shouldering that responsibility, as secretary of state hillary clinton made clear today in an interview with cbs news. >> we have redoubled our efforts working with the afghans to improve and field a much more professional military. we think that we now are putting into place the pieces of a successful strategy. >> reporter: that strategy-- sending more troops into the heart of afghan cities-- has been costing a growing number of american lives. >> this is a very hard struggle, and general petraeus has said very clearly that it's likely to get worse before it gets better. >> reporter: and it's getting worse. 15 american troops were killed here just this week, putting july on track to be the deadliest month since the war began. most of the deaths occurred in or around the city of kandahar, where more american soldiers are being posted to police stations, checkpoints, and patrols to try and show the afghan police what law and order looks like. i was just in kandahar, and while the american presence
on the right cheek when she tried to pet it the dog is now in quarantine. >>> 5:05 a.m. u.s. and pakistani officials condemning the release of classified documents on the war in afghanistan. the whistle blower website posted 91,000 military records with details of 6 years of the war. wiki leaks says there appears to be evidence of war crimes in those documents it also includes unreported incidents about afghan civilian deaths and cosort operations. those could put the lives of americans at risk. >>> nato forces in afghanistan are conducting a massive search for two missing sailors. afghan officials say the two men left their base friday without notifying afghan security forces. american officials are not commenting on taliban claims they killed one of the sailors in a gun fight and captured the other. the u.s. military released images of the sailors but not provided their names. >>> tony hayward expected to resign as soon as today as british petroleum's executive. he has been the foe cans of criticism since -- focus of criticism since the explosion that started the oil leak in the gulf of
and iraq in defeat. the taunt came on the same day a "washington post" report said the u.s. intelligence community has become so massive no one can say if we're safer now than we were nine years ago. here's our justice correspondent bob orr. >> reporter: just a month after 9/11, president bush created the office of homeland security, pledging to spare no effort in stopping the next terrorist attack. >> we're going to be ongoing and relentless. >> reporter: in the nine years since, there has been no major attack, but the government has spent hundreds of billions of dollars creating a sprawling top-secret intelligence complex which the "washington post" concludes is bloated and inefficient. >> overlapping agencies doing overlapping things. >> reporter: reporter dana priest led a two-year investigation that's revealed mind-bonding numbers. there are now 3,200 government organizations and private firms working on homeland security, counterterrorism and intelligence. 854,000 people hold top-secret security clearances. and analysts published 50,000 intelligence reports every year. but the news
fired by the u.s.d.a. >> without a doubt, ms. sherrod is owed an apology. >> couric: i'm katie couric. also tonight, small towns, huge salaries. outrage in california where the city manager makes nearly twice as much as the president of the united states. it's a reenactment, but investigators say this is what happened when a north korean torpedo struck a south korean warship. and he's no houdini, but he did turn a cell phone into a porsche. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it was an extraordinary scene on national television today. the president's top spokesman admitting the administration had fired an official of the agriculture department for alleged racism without knowing all the facts, and then he offered her an apology. but it didn't stop there. the man who fired shirley sherrod, agriculture secretary tom vilsack, soon popped up on tv himself and offered her another job. all this while the nation watched her watch them. we begin tonight with jan crawford i
province. national security correspondent david martin has the latest on the u.s. search and the taliban claims. >> reporter: the u.s. blanketed the area with fliers and posters showing pictures of the two sailors, and offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to their safe return. >> there is a tremendous amount of effort going on to find them, to search, and beyond that, i wouldn't... i can't discuss any additional details. >> reporter: the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, who was visiting afghanistan at the time, called it an unusual circumstance. the two sailors, members of a team training afghans, left their base at camp julian near kabul in an s.u.v. for the relatively short drive to camp eggers. yet their badly shot-up vehicle was found 80 miles south of kabul. why they strayed so far and why they drove into taliban- controlled territory by themselves-- a blatant violation of security procedures-- remain unknown. a statement posted on a taliban web site said they ambushed the s.u.v. in an attempt to capture the sailors alive. when the two men fought back, the taliban
if some people get killed as a result of this. >> it could be the largest leak in the u.s. military history. war crimes, cover-ups, what else the sikh resident info reveals. >>> i don't want anyone to have to go through this. >> her daughter had her seatbelt on when she was killed but what she did, and many others do in the car, that can make seatbelts ineffective. surgery. . >>> you're not planning on having children? the new type of contraception that can permanently prevent pregnancy without surgery. . >>> 99 years as a local dive bar. turns out this local bar was illegal. how they ratted themselves out. >> whether we get through this or not, we're going to have a party. >> and the folks that went there. >> the treatment that helps dogs but destroys fees. >> so ask your veterinarian for advantage. joel brown on what the data . >>> a whistle blowing web site has looked secret documents about the war in afghanistan. joel brown on what that data reveals and the suspicions it raises. >> reporter: the white house had some tough words for the web site that published over 90,000 classif
in the u.s. illegally could face deimportant takings. in san jose a smaller rally was held at story and kings road. there were also protest in downtown oakland and the fruit dale b.a.r.t. station. they were peaceful and no arrests. >>> for the third night in a row many bus routes from san francisco to the east bay had to be canceled. in all, 10ac transit lines were cut this evening. for last two weeks an abnormally high number of drivers have been calling in sick ac transit calls ate sick out saying the workers are protesting the new contract. the union says there is no organized sick out. a court hearing on this dispute set for tomorrow. >>> tonight, timber ron is one step closer to photographing every car that comes in or out of that town. crews have begun installing cameras on the only two roads leading in and out. lenses will focus on the back plate, not the driver's faces. tiburon has a low crime rate but police have picked up patterns of car thefts and burglaries that they believe are being committed by outsiders. >>> it was clear that they were occurring in a relatively tight
when british prime minister david cameron meets with president obama for the first time in the u.s. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has more for us this morning. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, erica. oil is on the agenda, and it's not just bp's spill in the gulf. it's also the controversy over the release of the only person convicted in the bombing of pan-am flight 103. and the question is, was he released as part of a deal with libya for oil? before departing for the u.s., prime minister david cameron told the bbc that had he been in charge, he would not have released lockerbie bomber abdelbaset al megrahi. >> as leader of the opposition, i couldn't be more clear that i think the decision to release al megrahi was completely and utterly wrong. >> reporter: al megrahi was released from prison last august after doctors said he had less than a year to live. now a year later, he's still alive and may live for years. some in congress are calling into an investigation on whether british petroleum pressed for his release in exchange for libyan oil
to get to this. the stop story this morning, the white house blasting the release of over 90,000 u.s. military records on the war of afghanistan. this is the largest leak in u.s. history. mark phillips is in london this morning with the latest. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. this is not a wikileak, this is a wiki torrent. a dell luge of field report logs from units on the ground in afghanistan. much of it is released by the wikileak site. it paints a grim picture of the way the war is going. the release contains more than 90,000 reports sent by operational units in afghanistan from 2004 to the end of 2009. cataloged on the wikileaks website. among the allegations that elements of pakistan's intelligence services supposed allies of the u.s. have met with taliban leaders to plot strategy for the insurgency. that death squads have been operating to try to kill taliban leaders. that the taliban have been using surface to air missiles to target u.s. and allied aircraft. that civilian casualties have been even higher than admitted. in a statement, president obama's n
in the u.s. >> back to what is happening here in the u.s. if we are having the epidemic shift into minority communities, is it still the astigma temp assigned to being gay in the african american community and drug use preventing the education from going on. >> exactly. if you notice a few minutes ago i said men seeking men. >> right. >> in the african american community that is a term we use to draw in people who don't want the quote unquote gay label because there are a lot of men who identify as men having sex with men but do not want or identify with the gay label. >>> they are receiving education or where is the -- >> is it education or just that they won't accept -- well, i mean we have the services and education for years is it a cultural block or what? >> i personally believe it is a cultural block in the sense of not being tapped into what the general population is looking at. and you also need to look at it i believe on a socio-economic level depending on who you are talking to. we have a challenge in that we have to talk to a wide spectrum where as for instance the white gay comm
in california potentially in the u.s. we'll take a look at that background coming up here in the next half hour, sydnie. >> we have also got a ballot measure in november, too. >> reporter: of course. >> to legalize it. so we'll wait to see what happens there. but obviously they are getting ready. anne, thank you very much, anne makovec in oakland. >>> the man suspected in a shootout with the california highway patrol in oakland is expected to enter a plea this morning. 45-year-old byron williams of tuolumne county was formally charged yesterday, including trying to murder four chp officers. the officers had approached his truck after pulling him over on interstate 580 in oakland on saturday night. none of the officers was hurt, but williams did have to be treated for bullet wounds. police now say williams was drunk and was rambling about starting a revolution. >> we learned he was on his way on saturday night to two organizations, pulling called the tides, the other the aclu, with the sole purpose to kill people. usually these organizations are closed on sunday and his plans were to wait there
raise more questions about the war in the u.s. david martin is at the pentagon this morning with the latest. david, good morning. >> good morning. the dust is yet to settle on that first avalanche of secrets. already the head of wikileaks is talking about releasing 15,000 more classified documents. the pentagon says it will take days if not weeks to assess the damage caused by what already is posted on the wikileaks web sigh. robert gibbs says people's lives have been put in danger. >> somebody is cooperating with the federal government and their name is listed in an action report. i don't think it is a stretch to believe that that could potentially put a group or individual at great personal risk. >> reporter: u.s. military officials assume the documents were leaked by 22-year-old private first class bradley manning who is already charged with illegally downloading classified video of the helicopter gun ship. the video which ended up on wikileaks. the documents cover the years 2004 to 2009 and describe in detail why the u.s. is in so much trouble in afghanistan. the u.s. ha
as possible. she currently holds a high level position in the u.s. stat department. >>> major league baseball offering to help san jose pay for a special election if a baseball committee allows the as to pursue a ballpark in the city. the committee was formed 16 months ago but still hasn't made a decision on what should happen with the as. last week mayor chuck reed and the city council decided to go ahead with a november ballot measure because the deadline was approaching. it would allow city voters to decide on that privately financed downtown stadium. the mayor's move upset baseball commissioner bud selig, but the situation seems to have smoothed over now. >> we're thrilled, obviously, that the mayor's decision to push forward has prompted a commitment from major league baseball that if we need to go to the ballot in the spring, they will help pay to bring the measure to the voters. >> baseball's offer has one condition, though. the city has to remove the measure from the november ballot. mayor reed says he is considering that. he initially balked at a special election because of all the e
't really associate, at least u.s. -- in the u.s. we don't associate jews with sports as much as this film seems to celebrate it. which brings -- we have a lot of films but we have tried to make the films events by bringing certain guests. in the last segment we showed anita. we are bringing the woman born with down syndrome, she is coming to the festival and she will be up on the castro stage after the screening of the film. >> along with a friend and acquaintance of hers and chaperon who runs a service organization in argentina, dealing with people born with downs syndrome. so it will be a chance to talk to this remarkable actress who performed the title role anita and learn a little bit about down syndrome. >> fantastic. we are about to look at yet another clip called a film unfinished. ♪ [ music ] >>> this is the story of a film that was never completed, a film to serve as propaganda for the third reich, that empire infatuated with the camera that knew so well to document its own evil, passionately, systematically like no other nation before it. full decade after the end of the war,
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the facts, they should be laid out there. >> reporter: the two leaders also found time to discuss the u.s.-british special relationship and even took a long tour of the white house. >> i was most impressed by how tidy your children's bedrooms were. >> reporter: now, a senior administration official tells me that the president is not upset that cameron said no to a formal inquiry because the president in their conversation in the oval office formally asked cameron for the facts and he is confident that with or without an inquiry he will get them. katie? >> couric: all right. chip reid reporting from the white house tonight. thank you. now turning to the disaster in the gulf. it began three months ago tonight with a deadly explosion on the deepwater horizon. and on day 92, b.p. and the federal government are considering yet another plan for sealing the blown out well. this one is called static kill. it would involve pumping mud and cement through the new well cap that's now in place. tonight, that cap is still holding. the government's point man, thad allen, says five leaks around the well
on highway 37. >>> oakland's top cop now wants help from the feds. chief batts says he may ask the u.s. department of justice to help with investigations following the staffing layoffs of 80 officers. batts says oakland cops are now going to focus on three things, gangs, guns and drugs. he says to be more efficient, injured officers will work police phone lines. he is meeting with federal agencies next month to talk about possible help. >>> the bart connector to the oakland airport is back on track. the bart board yesterday approving a new financing plan for the project. the automated people mover would connect the coliseum station to the airport. in february, the federal government denied bart $70 million in stimulus funding. the new financing plan uses more state money and taps into bart's reserve fund. there is no word on when this construction might begin. >>> in other action. >> in other action the board tabled action on reducing fares due to an unexpected surplus. >>> in other news it first made news with the fatal shooting of a suspects but a marijuana raid in a remote area of s
appeared, warning the u.s. f.b.i. to investigate corrupt mexican officials or expect more car bombs. >> the use of a car bomb clearly represents a tactical escalation. we have seen the first car bomb. there probably will be more. >> reporter: mexico has been bleeding and crying since president felipe calderon declared war on drug cartels four years ago. he deployed 45,000 troops but so far they're no match for ruthless drug gangsters flush with guns and money, $25 billion or more annual profits, selling drugs to the u.s. recently president calderon blamed the u.s. for mexico's troubles, writing in an editorial: >> the way they see it, they are fighting our war on drugs. >> reporter: especially on the border. 140 drug slayings in nogales, mexico this year, more than all of last year. >> there is a lot of homicides any hour, any day of the week. >> reporter: nowhere is bloodier than juarez. the city just across from el paso, texas, is more dangerous than baghdad, with more than 1,000 drug-related slayings so far this year. >> the war that they are having is tremendous, all-out war. >>
of the missing u.s. sailors in afghanistan is now confirmed dead. justin mcneeley's family confirms that his body has been recovered. now, there is stilling a search going on for another sailor. the taliban claims to have kidnapped that second man. the two of them went missing friday. that was after an armored suv was seen driving into a taliban- held area of eastern afghanistan. it's not clear what they were doing in such a dangerous area. >>> president obama made his first public comments today about leaked u.s. military documents on the war in afghanistan. he says the disclosure could put individuals and operations at risk. more than 90,000 secret military documents were released over the weekend. among the revelations, that pakistan's intelligence agency is helping the taliban. an organization called wikileaks is responsible for releasing those documents. >>> anti-semitic incidents are on the rise in the state of california. the antidefamation league says there were 275 anti-semitic incidents in our state last year the highest in any state! there are about 1200 incidents nationwide. the resea
and the arizona law will burden aliens and u.s. citizens. she said she recognized arizona has significant interest in confronting illegal immigrants and, obviously, problems with crime but arizona still couldn't step into the federal government's role. >> couric: and, jan, here's a question for you from facebook >> tonight: how will illegal immigration be handled if states like arizona don't address the problem? >> well, the judge ruled that immigration say federal responsibility. i mean, that's what the obama administration had argued, that immigration was a federal responsibility. so this now puts the pressure on the federal government and the white house to take responsibility and do something about it. but this is a tough political issue, katie. democrats want to make it easier for illegal immigrants to become citizens. but that is a nonstarter for republicans, they want stricter enforcement of federal laws. and even-- i mean, even with today's ruling, the fight in the states isn't over. 20 states are now considering similar laws to arizona's, and this was just one judge's ruling in one state.
an appeal today with the ninth u.s. circuit court, asking for the injunction to be lifted. way too soon, betty, to jump to any conclusions. the federal judge that ruled in this case ruled for the federal government in a preliminary matter. of course, her decision could change a little later on, betty. >> no doubt. but on the whole, what does this mean for states considering similar laws? >> reporter: you know, betty, it doesn't mean very much at all. there are 20 states considering legislation, at least somewhat similar to this. two of those states, let's say texas or new jersey, it doesn't really have much of a holding for them at all. this is just one judge's ruling and one state and one case, but you can bet this will lead to debate for years, potentially who knows, maybe up to the supreme court. we'll have to see. >> it's already sparked a lot of debate. terrell brown joining us live in washington. thank you. >>> in other news -- an investigation is under way at an alaska air base this morning following the crash of a military cargo jet with four people on board. it happened last ni
-b. >> couric: in afghanistan today, a traffic accident involving u.s. contractors triggered a street riot in kabul. angry afghans attacked the contractors and set fire to their vehicles as police moved in, firing weapons in the air. at least four afghans were killed, but it's unclear if all died in the accident or in the riot and gunfire that followed. also today, the military reported six more americans were killed in southern afghanistan. that raises the death toll to 66 for july, the worst month of the war for u.s. forces. in war, there are two fronts-- one where troops face the enemy in battle and one where their loved ones wait and worry that they'll receive the worst kind of news. that's where terry mccarthy takes us tonight in his ongoing series following the third battalion, first marine-- "the thundering 3rd." >> reporter: may 11 this year, a roadside bomb kills marine sergeant kenneth may and corporal jeffrey johnson in garmsir, southern afghanistan. half a day later and halfway around the world in southern california, may's wife, crystal, gets a knock on the door. >> i looked t
says is the comeback of the u.s. auto industry. a white house report released thursday says without the bailout of gm and chrysler, the industry would have lost almost 1.1 million jobs. it notes gm, chrysler and ford are increasing production and the auto makers have added 55,000 jobs this year. that may not be enough to save the industry which lost more than 5 million jobs. the president, however, today will look on the bright side and will say that he expects to get back the entire $60 billion of taxpayer money that his administration has put in to bail out the other companies. erica? >> bill plante at the white house. thank you. joining us now from the white house is the president's press secretary, robert gibbs. mr. gibbs, good morning. >> good morning. >> i want to ask you very quickly about charles rangel, this bipartisan committee, bringing charges against rangel. they cite a pattern of indifference and disregard for the law. if this trial happens it will happen in september right in the midst of the congressional elections. should charles rangel quit? >> well, look, harry, i
it in front everyone. that's embarrassing off the first tee. >> 5:32 right now. >> the body of a second u.s. navy sailor has been recovered in eastern afghanistan the word this morning from an anonymous u.s. military official and afghan authorities. the family of petty officer third class jared newlove has been notified of his death. the 25-year-old was from the seattle area. villagers reportedly found the body not far from where newlove and petty officer second class justin mcnelly were reported missing friday. the other body was found nearby on sunday. >>> arizona's new immigration law took effect today but not all of it. terrell brown reports a judge rejected some of the major parts of the law hours before it was implemented. >>> reporter: opponents of arizona's immigration law had their prayers answered. the measure went into effect this morning but it does not include the most controversial provisions. >> i am really happy because that means that they are going to take the time to see what is just and what isn't. >> reporter: u.s. district judge sue son bolton removed key portions of t
. >>> now to the heat. excessive heat warnings have been in effect in parts of the u.s. for two weeks now and no relief in sight. today much of the country will feel like or have actual temperatures exceeding 90 degrees. michelle miller reports. >> reporter: dozens of competitors were treated for heat exhaustion at the new york city triathlon. swimming, biking and running. it is the middle of july. what were you thinking? >> it's hot. it's hot. it felt like 120 degrees. >> it was tough. this is the hardest one i have ever done. >> reporter: it's uncomfortable from coast to coast. in the west the heat is sparking dangerous fires. warm water in the pacific called an el nino is blamed for getting 2010 off to the hottest start ever around the world. june was a record-breaker in new jersey, delaware and north carolina. and in all 31 states were above average in june, and some scientists believe that could be a trend. >> some temperatures of 105 degrees in the northeast, those type of events are expected to occur much more frequently in the future. >> we've been getting august weather in june.
, long beach, mississippi. >>> elena kagan is on the way to becoming the fourth women to sit on the u.s. supreme court. today the senate judiciary committee approved her nomination. one republican south carolina's lindsey graham voted yes. now the full senate will vote on her. president obama says that he hopes kagan is confirmed before congress goes on its summer recess. >>> next, a lifeline for millions of people who are unemployed. plus. >> i have tools that i use for maybe two minutes a year sitting in my little cellar in the basement just collecting dust. >>> why let it go to waste? we'll show you the new easy tool that lets you swap for what you really need. >>> and big changes could be in store for your favorite nail salon. the major things some say has to go. >>> speak of big changes, i would love a big change in the weather. we have plenty of clouds especially in the bay, still cloudy looking toward the transamerica building. any sunshine in the forecast today and what about your temperatures? i have your complete forecast coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, benefits. the ex cently >>>
by authorities in scotland after doctors said he was dying of prostate cancer. the u.s. and british governments now agree megrahi's release was a mistake and in a phone call today, secretary of state hillary clinton urged british foreign secretary william hague to cooperate with the congressional investigation into charges that b.p. brokered megrahi's release in exchange for drilling rights off the libyan coast. >> they release al-megrahi and presto, automatically the negotiations speed up and the contract is finalized and drilling is now about to start. >> reporter: b.p. admits it pressured the british government in 2007 to speed up a prisoner release that libya sought in order to protect its drilling deal. but in a statement, the oil company says it never specifically sought freedom for the lockerbie bomber. b.p. was not involved in any discussions about the release of mr. al-megrahi. the british government says there's no evidence b.p. pushed far blood money trade. megrahi was released solely on compassionate grounds after scottish authorities were convinced he had just three months to live.
nguyen. the worst offshore oil leak in u.s. history has stopped, at least for now. take a look at this. this is a live picture in something we haven't seen in nearly three months. bp's latest containment cap is holding and oil is no longer gushing into the gulf of mexico, but it is a temporary fix and a lot of work remains. tara mergener is in washington with us for you, joining us live. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, betty. as you said, this fix is not permanent but there is a big sense of relief this morning, albeit, a cautious one. bp's latest fix appears to be doing its job, at least for now. >> i think everyone feels we've begun to turn a corner. >> reporter: for the first time thursday the company managed to block the flow of oil with a new tighter fitting cap. it's what gulf coast residents have been waiting nearly three months for. >> that is a big relief. at least part of the problem is over. >> reporter: but to one is celebrating just yet. engineers must closely monitor the pressure buildup to make sure the well stays intact and no new leaks erupt. >> once we'
. >>> what is shaping up to be the deadliest month in afghanistan for u.s. soldiers hits home. friends remember a napa soldier killed in combat. >>> a stranger out there who could save this little girl's life. how stats are standing against her though and how you can make a difference. >> also, a new experience at the movies. the theaters allowing you to go for a ride. >>> and an ad campaign that is teaching other companies a thing or two. how old spice is reaching a brand-new audience. "this broadcast realtime captioned by becky lyon." >>> this is cbs5 eyewitness news. >>> i'm ken bastida. >> i'm juliette goodrich. a soldier from the bay area has been killed in afghanistan. july shaping up to be the deadliest month for americans since the war began. at least 36 killed this month. among them army specialist chase stanley of napa. sharon chin talked to his friends tonight. >> tonight friends are saying good-bye to the man they call the gentle giant. one who died too young. >> reporter: best friends gathered at their usual hangout. the napa home to remember one that is gone. >> didn't wa
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